In this week's recruiting roundup, two Maryland basketball commits come up big on the court as the two others prepare to face one another this weekend.
-- Former Class of 2014 defensive back target and Gilman standout Troy Vincent decommitted from Penn State to pledge Thursday to North Carolina State. Class of 2014 defensive back target Shawn Boone did the same Thursday.
-- Class of 2014 guard commit Melo Trimble scored a combined 61 points in his past two games. With a 30-point. 11-rebound showing in a 62-58 win last Saturday and 31-point outing in a 60-48 win Thursday, Trimble has 30 or more points in three of his past four games. Highlights of his Bishop O’Connell (Va.) team’s dramatic, 63-58 overtime win against top-ranked Paul VI (Va.) last Friday are available here.
-- Class of 2014 guard commit Dion Wiley, seemingly recovered from an early-season foot injury, scored a combined 67 points over his past three games. He was “practically unguardable” for part of an 84-72 win Thursday night, in which he finished with 28 points. Also, via The Washington Post, a two-minute feature on the Potomac guard:
-- Papagiannis and Westtown School (Pa.) teammate Nickens will face Class of 2014 center commit Trayvon Reed and Life Center (N.J.) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harriton High School (Pa.) in the Kobe Bryant Classic. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Look for coverage from the event to come via reporter Don Markus.